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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition Radeon R7 260X
Cyberpunk 2077 220% 197%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 192% 172%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 183% 163%
Grand Theft Auto VI 350% 318%
FIFA 21 61% 50%
Genshin Impact 220% 197%
Far Cry 6 363% 330%
Hitman 3 316% 287%
Watch Dogs Legion 208% 187%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 358% 326%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 260X are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition.

The Radeon R7 260X has a 70 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the R7 260X. This results in the Radeon R7 260X providing 3.9 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The Radeon R7 260X has a 70 MHz higher core clock speed than the R7 260X and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the Radeon R7 260X providing 1.1 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

Both the Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition and the Radeon R7 260X were released at the same time, so are likely to be quite similar.

The Radeon R7 260X has 1024 MB more video memory than the R7 260X, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Radeon R7 260X also has superior memory performance overall.

The Radeon R7 260X has 8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 260X, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon R7 260X is marginally better than the R7 260X.

Both the Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition and the Radeon R7 260X have 896 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the Radeon R7 260X is 838 and by the R7 260X is 838. Knowing that the shader performance of the Radeon R7 260X is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

The Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition requires 105 Watts to run and the Radeon R7 260X requires 115 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R7 260X and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the Radeon R7 260X. The Radeon R7 260X requires 10 Watts more than the R7 260X to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Radeon R7 260X to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the R7 260X.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1030 MHzvs1100 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Bonaire XTGCN 1.1 Bonaire XTX
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Great
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs08 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1500 MHzvs1625 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth96GB/secvs104GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units896vs896
Actual Shader Performance38%vs40%
Texture Mapping Units56vs56
Texture Rate57.7 GTexel/svs61.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate16.5 GPixel/svs17.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs0

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power105 Wattsvs115 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs450 Watts & 30 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's Fast-Middle-Class Radeon R7 260X v2, created by PowerColor.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit has been increased from 1000MHz to 1030MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock

Frame Buffer

Cooling Solution

Benchmarks Indicate a 1% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R7 260X v2.
Radeon R7 260X is a Fast-Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Radeon R7 260X Equips a GPU Codenamed Bonaire XTX which is a Second Gen GCN GPU and is an upgraded version of the Bonaire XT GPU previously used on Radeon 7790.
Bonaire XT has 14 Compute Units activated and thus offers 896 Shader Processing Units, 56 TMUs and 16 ROPs.

The Central Unit is clocked at 1100MHz.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with fast GDDR5 and Accesses the Frame Buffer through a 128-bit Memory Interface. The Memory Clock Operates at 1625Hz.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 2GB. This would be useful were the Graphics Card suited for 1080p Gaming, which is not the case.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 115W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

Radeon R7 260X is the Fastest of all Radeon R7 260X Variants and Delivers Performance almost up to 10% over the Older Radeon HD 7790.

System Suggestions
Radeon R7 260X is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We recommend a Middle-Class Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
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